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Joseph Fisher

Contact Information

(812) 855-3705
jofisher [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Professor of Accounting
  • Harry C. Sauvain Chair


  • Bloomington


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Tuck School-Dartmouth College
  • Visiting Professor, Theseus Institute, France
  • Visiting Professor, International University of Japan
  • Visiting Professor, Helsinki School of Economics

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Various Teaching Awards
  • Currently Serves on 3 Editorial Boards
  • FedEx Faculty Fellowship
  • KPMG Faculty Fellowship

Professional Interests

Managerial (strategic) Control Systems, Budgeting Systems, Costing Systems, Target Costing, Financial and Non-Financial Control Systems, Activity-based Costing

Personal Interests

Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, and Travel


Professor Fisher's research interests focus on financial control in complex organizations and on the use of financial information in managerial decisions. His academic research has appeared in journals such as The Accounting Review, Decision Sciences, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Cost Management, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Public Choice, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Accounting Literature among other journals.

Selected Publications

  • Fisher, Joseph G., J. R. Fredrickson, and S. A. Peffer (2002), “The Effect of Information Asymmetry on Negotiated Budgets: An Empirical Examination,” Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 27, January-March, pp. 27-43. Read Abstract ››